Business http://wcbe.org en Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune http://wcbe.org/post/unknown-authors-make-living-self-publishing Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.<p>"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last year, or $100,000, or made $10,000.' And it is still more than what some of these authors are making with their very prestigious contracts."<p>Weinberg says there is still a strong financial case to be made for publishing books the old-fashioned way, but there are now many well-known independent au Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:50:03 +0000 editor 60143 at http://wcbe.org Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune Maureen Metcalf interview: Part 2 http://wcbe.org/post/maureen-metcalf-interview-part-2 <p>Maureen Metcalf, co-author of the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Leaders-Guide-Transforming-Organizations/dp/1467522813/">Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations</a> tells listeners what the hardest part of writing a book like this. Surprisingly, it's not the writing.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:06:08 +0000 Doug Dangler 41238 at http://wcbe.org Any Way You Describe It, 2012 Campaign Spending Is Historic http://wcbe.org/post/any-way-you-describe-it-2012-campaign-spending-historic As relentlessly as the candidates have courted voters, they've also shown their love to donors.<p>A <a href="http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/10/2012-election-spending-will-reach-6.html" target="_blank">report</a> by the Center for Responsive Politics places the total cost of the 2012 elections at an estimated $6 billion, which would make it the most expensive election in U.S. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 08:27:00 +0000 Peter Overby 25351 at http://wcbe.org Any Way You Describe It, 2012 Campaign Spending Is Historic